Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 23, 2015 10:17 ET

Shining a Spotlight on Women and Music

Government of Canada supports the 10th Harmony Bazaar: Festival of Women & Song

LOCKEPORT, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a financial contribution of $11,000 to the Harmony Bazaar: Festival of Women & Song Society.

This funding is being provided under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. It will allow Harmony Bazaar: Festival of Women & Song Society to host the 10th edition of the music festival from July 10 to 12 in Lockeport. The lineup includes 17 performances of music and dance by women from various provinces and the United States, as well as workshops and art exhibits that are open to the public.

Quick Facts

  • Harmony Bazaar: Festival of Women & Song Society is a non-profit organization that gives female artists an opportunity to promote their music in an ideal atmosphere.
  • By offering various mentoring programs and other learning opportunities, the organization contributes to community engagement, creating cultural communities and encouraging music as a feasible career option.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the importance of festivals like Harmony Bazaar. By offering a creative atmosphere and professional setting, women are inspired to express themselves through music and song."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Harmony Bazaar on its 10th year. This festival would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of its many volunteers, supporters and the community of Lockeport. The annual Harmony Bazaar music festival is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Our Government is pleased to support an organization that has such a positive impact on our community."

-Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"Without the support of Canadian Heritage, we at Harmony Bazaar would be unable to develop and support youth in their quest to make music and art. We are so proud to give a stage for Canadians to tell their stories"

-Errin Williams Spidle, Artistic Director, Harmony Bazaar: Festival of Women & Song Society

Associated Links

Harmony Bazaar

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Communications Manager
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